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Carol A. Chase, J.D.
Director of National and International Programs and Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975, summa cum laude

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Before joining the Pepperdine faculty, Professor Chase was an assistant U.S. attorney for the criminal division in Los Angeles. She has been an associate in the Los Angeles offices of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Professor Chase regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Practice, and has been honored as a Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow, and is the recipient of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. She has commented extensively in the media on various legal topics, appearing for CNN, FOX-TV, E! Entertainment, KCET, and CBSTV (Canada) and providing radio commentary for BBC (UK). She is currently also serving as the Law School's Director of Off-Campus Education.



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  • Carol Chase & Christine Chambers Goodman, Radio interview re district attorney responses to 2008 death penalty survey, 2009
  • Carol A. Chase, "Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor", William French Smith Third Memorial Lecture, 2009
  • Carol A. Chase, Interview on World Radio Switzerland re: Roman Polanski extradition, 2009

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